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Jul 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
i love about it is we have seven of us-- myself included-- sitting around in a room, felt like, as i've often said, a sequester jury that would never end. and i didn't say to myself "this is going to be -- i wouldn't be sitting here at the museum of the moving image talking about it with charlie rose. i didn't think of any of those kind of things would come of this. it just seemed like an interesting character to write about and that's the way to approach it. >> rose: vince gilligan for the hour. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> i do believe that there's a hell. i'm not going to lie down until i get there. say my name. >> eisenberg. >> damn right! (applause) >> rose: so how did this come about? you had a boy who grew up in virginia? >> yes. >> rose: went to n.y.u., tisch school, made your way out to annette, chris, and worked on "x-files." >> worked on "x-files." second best job i ever had. this would be the better one. >> rose: and this idea. how did it come about? >> this idea -- the best way i can answe
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Aug 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the biggest single-day bust for performing- enhancing drug use in baseball history. >> ifill: then, a score of diplomatic posts across the mideast and africa remain shuttered today in the wake of an al-qaeda threat. we assess the warning and what it means for americans traveling abroad. >> suarez: one of the nation's landmark newspapers was sold to the founder of an online giant. we discuss amazon's jeff bezos' bid for the "washington post." >> ifill: iran swore in a new president today. ahmadinejad is out, hassan rouhani is in. we dissect what the change means for the country. >> suarez: the rollicking trial of alleged boston mob boss "whitey" bulger approached its end today. margaret warner looks at closing arguments in the trial of the man prosecutors call "one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals" to walk the city's streets. >> ifill: mandolin virtuoso chris thile has delighted fans by blurring genres. jeffrey brown talks with the mcarthur genius grant winner about his latest move from bluegrass to bach. >> when you talk about bach, you're talking about the g
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Aug 7, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> hello and welcome to "the journal." >> thanks for being with us. coming up on the show -- >> no solution. egypt's president says that efforts to in the diplomatic crisis have failed. >> the meeting off. barack obama cancels meeting with vladimir putin. >> and the plight of african american -- the plight of afghan refugees. >> egypt felt military led government says diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis have failed. following efforts by the european union and the united arab intimates to defuse the crisis, and the u.s. are among the latest to try to break the deadlock. >> egypt has experienced renewed violence and turmoil over the last month since the military overthrew mohamed morsi, the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the political crisis in the arab world's largest nation is at a deadly new phase. >> the interior prime minister cannot be swayed even by john mccain and lindsey graham. the report blames the contraction on the muslim brotherhood. that is the official version. not everyone agrees. >> the negotiations failed because neither side was ready to compromi
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
wednesday, government forces used poison gas in an attack on the suburbs of damascus. they say hundreds of people were killed. senior u.s. officials told nbc news that they could launch missile strikes against syria as early as thursday. sources say they're planning three days of strikes. but they say they don't want to topple syrian president bashar al assad, or cripple his military. rather, they say, they want to send assad a message. >>> the white house press secretary says president barack obama is still considering his options. jay carney says the president has not made his decision. >> the president continues to work with his national security team, reviewing the options available to him. and when he has made a decision and has an announcement to make, he'll make it. so that process continues. >> carney said there should be no doubt that the syrian regime is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the attack. he said u.s. analysts have determined that the assad regime has maintained control of its stockpile throughout the conflict. he said intelligence officials wi
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Aug 22, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the new york stock exchange in 2010. bertha comb joins us with me. what an extraordinary day. >> reporter: quite an extra orpd narcoticry day and a lot of folks are saying thank goodness it happened on a quiet thursday in august. essentially, if you look at the day's chart for the nasdaq composite, it essentially flat lined for three hours because none of the stocks were trading. what appears to have happened is a glitch in the system where you get the prices and quotes on trading stocks. with an inability to see those prices, they had to shut the system down. let me give you the timeline. about a quarter after 12:00. the nasdaq says they are seeing some problems with the system, in terms of price quioting. around 12:25 they stop trading not only on options where the problem first appeared but all of the nasdaq stocks and they were unable to trade stocks not just on the nasdaq system but other systems across different platforms. then at 1:00, they updated and said we are getting ready and preparing to restart trading. what we will do, they said, is start out with a few stocks
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Aug 24, 2013 11:30am PDT
posed for "vogue" she's a beautiful, glamorous, successful, brilliant woman. the world should get used to that. there are a lot of them. second thing is, the mistake here is the busy bodies judging her. >> really? glim not so much of a busy body but i really do think that she is inappropriate for who she is. can you imagine, we know scott brown posed just about full frontal nude and still became a u.s. senator. but i can't think of a major seriously taken, let's take richard branson out of the picture because he's not really feign that seriously. seriously taken male c.e.o. posing in a suit upside down for a magazine, i can't see it. >> it's different for us, sometimes we can set the standard for break the mold i think it's great because she is beautiful and lovely. her stock is beating google. >> i think women are redefining success. it can include women being sexy and glamorous. >> this is also "vogue" this is about fashion. fashion is about sensuality and you sell looking good, looking sexy, whether you're a man or woman. that's what it is. i. >> i get your point about the upside do
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Aug 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
killing us? >> brown: an egyptian internet t.v. service showed police apparently firing live rounds directly into the crowds. but state t.v. broadcast this infrared footage and said it showed the pro-morsi crowds firing at police. some residents said the protesters shot first. >> ( translated ): they are firing on people, with guns and automatic weapons. the army and police are over there. do you hear that? people can't even stand or see what's happening and they're firing heavy weapons on us. >> brown: at least two journalists were among those killed: a cameraman for britain's "sky news" and a reporter for "the gulf news,"- based in the united arab emirates. a spokesman for egypt's military-backed interim government blamed morsi's muslim brotherhood for the bloodshed, and insisted police did their best to avoid any killing. >> ( translated ): the government demands the political leadership of the brotherhood stop incitements to violence, which threaten national security; the government holds these leaders fully responsible for any blood that is shed and of all acts of riots. the go
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Aug 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the official toll in wednesday's crackdown in egypt rose sharply today to 638 dead and some 4,000 hurt. supporters of the former president mohammed morsi claimed casualties were far higher, and they vowed not to give in. jonathan rugman of "independent television news" reports from cairo. a warning: some of the images in his story are graphic. >> reporter: in a mosque in eastern cairo, grief and disbelief. after egypt's government killed hundreds of its own people on a single day. the iman mosque is full of bodies. we reckoned around 200, though in this chaos it's hard to tell. the dead and the living jostling
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Aug 15, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> welcome to the "journal" on dw. >> thanks for joining us. coming up, a powerful car bomb hits southern beirut. at least or teen are dead in a stronghold of the militant group hezbollah. >> the crisis in egypt. global condemnation as cairo admits more than 500 were killed in the violence. >> politicians remember world war ii. >> it's the biggest attack of its kind in southern beirut in a generation. at least 14 people were killed and more than 100 wounded as a car bomb blew up in a stronghold of the militant group hezbollah. >> the attack comes just weeks after another bombing in the area wounded 50. the violence adding to fears that lebanon is being sucked into the civil war in neighboring syria. >> we talk about that with a correspondent in beirut in a moment, but first, this report on today's attack. >> the blast ripped through a southern suburb of the lebanese capital wreaking havoc. ambulances rushed to the scene to tend to the dozens of casualties and transport them to hospitals. cars were ablaze and people were trapped in nearby burning buildings. authorities said it cou
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Aug 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> welcome to the "journal" coming to you live from dw in berlin. >> thanks for joining us. here's what's coming up in the show -- serious denies using chemical weapons and says it will defend itself with all means available if the u.s. prepares for action -- serial -- syria denies using chemical weapons. parts of china continue seeing the worst flooding in more than a century. >> the obama administration says it is convinced that damascus has used chemical weapons. the white house also says president barack obama has not yet made any decision on military action but that removing president bashar al- assad from power would not be one of its goals. >> the american military says it is prepared to strike at any time, and it is awaiting orders from the president. cyprus will be awaiting any error attacks. >> iran has warned that any military action to threaten regional stability. serious -- syria says any attack would be a violation of international law. >> bashar al-assad's government strongly denies any charge that it used chemical weapons. the foreign minister says no government in
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
this play helps us understand that even more. >> we cannot let this happen again to another group of people, no matter what -- what their race, what their color of their skin is, what their religion is. >> reporter: he and other cast members believe the play will serve as a message to younger generations, even after they're gone. they want people to learn the importance of creating a world without war and discrimination. jun yotsumoto, nhk world, hiroshima. >>> hiroshima, nagasaki. the atomic bombings killed thousands of people in an instant, and left survivors suffering in the ruins. "newsline" is looking back on what happened then and what's happened since. don't miss our special coverage, "war to peace: lessons of 1945" through thursday, august 15. >>> israeli and palestinian negotiators are set to begin talks in jerusalem under a cloud of tension. israeli leaders have approved the construction of new settlements in occupied territory, anchoring the palestinians. the two sides have not talked in about three years. but last month, they agreed to resume negotiations with u.s. offici
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Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
government used chemical weapons on its own people last week. secretary of state john kerry minced no words in a blunt accounting of the attack. and, president obama made clear the u.s. is still making plans for a punitive military strike. again, be advised that some of the images may be disturbing. >> the united states government now knows that at least 1,429 syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. >> brown: the chilling numbers stood out from the u.s. intelligence assessment released this afternoon. and lest anyone doubt, the secretary of state insisted, "its findings are as clear as they are compelling." >> our intelligence community has carefully reviewed and re- reviewed information regarding this attack. and i will tell you it has done so more than mindful of the iraq experience. we will not repeat that moment. >> brown: kerry said the evidence this time was drawn from "thousands of sources", and he starkly recounted u.s. conclusions about what happened august 21, in a suburb of damascus. >> we know where the rockets were launched from, and at what time. w
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Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
control the watergate scandal. we hear excerpts and discuss what they tell us. >> woodruff: and we look at the personalities driving the politics and gridlock in washington with two authors and veteran political journalists: robert draper and mark leibovich. >> you do wonder, when people are in office, when people are in power, who are they really working for? are they in it to serve the public good, or are they in it for self-service? >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: president obama took aim at the soaring cost of college today with an am
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Aug 28, 2013 4:30pm PDT
us to talk about how investors can navigate through uncertainties from syria to oil to emerging markets, jeff with us tonight, chief market strategist. good to see you again. >> thanks for having me on. >> we built a worry for investors. should they be concerned? we're going into the fall. we didn't get the tapering. the possibility of a debt crisis. should investors be concerned? >> it's understandable why they might feel uncommitted with the fed committed to the tapering and the u.s. committed to military action in syria and fighting over the debt ceiling. those issues left investors on the sidelines. it took along time for inveps tors to get back to even after the losses five years ago and understandable it may be cautious here. we don't see a major pull back of 10 or 20%, maybe another 5 or 10% move, which maybe we're half way through already. investors that want a hedge in the portfolio, may look to gold, may look to oil as effective edges in their portfolio. they tend to go up when political risk rises but you got to be quick in getting back out again because once this mil
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Aug 23, 2013 4:30pm PDT
slow down is for real. she's senior housing analyst and joins us tonight. megan, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> one report usually does not make a trend but this has gotten your attention, hasn't it? >> it has and it something we're hearing about and seeing in numbers today. there will be numbers next week, pending home sales, apples to apples apples equivalent that we saw today. things are starting to slow down in the housing market, and that's natural. i dodn't think the housing markt is broken, just not growing at the speed it was last year. >> so if you're in the market, buying or saling a home, what should you do? if you're a buyer, should you lock in a deal now and not wait for prices to go down any more and vice versa if you're a seller? >> i don't think you'll see the big jump in mortgage rates so not another 100 basis increase that we saw, but i wouldn't expect anything to go down from these levels significantly. so don't wait around and think well, mortgage rates will go down back to where they were or home prices will go down back to where they were. i th
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Aug 19, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the whitehouse -to cut off aid to the country. >> for us to sit by and watch this happen is a violation of everything that we stood for and when we threaten something as we did that we would cut off aid as the administration did and -then not do it, then you lose your credibility and your only fluence. have influence but when you don't use that influence then you do not have that influence. today, spokes woman saki said->> we have not made a policy decision to put a blanket hold on economic support.-on the economic support fund, -yes that's assistance. clearly that review is ongoing as we talked about in here quite a bit. that review includes military assistance, security assistance and it also includes economic assistance. we're going to abide by legal obligations and we will make adjustments as needed. >> meanwhile a new survey by the peer research center finds that 511% of americans say it is better for the united states to cut off military aid to egypt to put pressure on the government. the that's nearly double the continue military aid in order to maintain influence in eg
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Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the drama over disclosures of u.s. surveillance programs took a major new turn today, in russia. the man at the center of the story was allowed to go free for the first time since arriving there in june. edward snowden's lawyer confirmed the news to reporters today at the moscow airport. >> ( translated ): yes, i have arrived in the airport so that a member of the immigration service could give him a document that grants him temporary asylum in the territory of the russian federation. i have just seen him off, and he has left the airport to go to a safe location. >> brown: the national security agency leaker had been in limbo in the airport's transit zone for more than a mont
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Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: the terror threat that's already shut down u.s. embassies across the muslim world zeroed in on yemen today after the state department urged american citizens and many u.s. government personnel to depart. americans and other foreigners streamed to the airport in sanaa after the state department warned of an "extremely high" threat level. and at the fortified u.s. embassy, nonessential staffers were ordered to leave, flown out by the u.s. military. but in washington, state department spokeswoman jen psaki would not call it an evacuation. >> let me just make clear what this is and what this is not. this is a reduction in staffing. this is... we still have a presence in yemen. we ar
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
since may. tepco has been using a hardening agent to try to solidify the embankment of the plant to a depth of 16 meters and hopes that might stop the tainted water from leaking into the pacific. officials admit water levels in the contaminated well have risen by about one meter since the walk began in early july. the construction work on the embankment is likely causing the problem. the sump said they are struggling to harden the top layer of the soil and water may be seeping out. they prompted the head of the state's regulator to criticize the utility. they had no sense of crisis despite the emergency. japan's government pledged to lower issuances from next string. they want to have the staggering balance deficit of $340 billion by fiscal 2015. a government panel drafted the outlines of a mid-term plan to rebuild the nation's fiscal health. that i lay out steps to reduce the deficit. they want to improve the account balance by $80 billion between fiscal 2014 and 2015. to achieve this, they said they will keep issuances of new bonds lower starting in the next fiscal year. the plan
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Aug 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
putin has told david cameron that the west has failed to provide proof that the asad regime used chemical weapons in the attack. >> the syrian opposition says this is one of two areas where as many as 1300 people were killed in chemical attacks last week. after intense international pressure, syria has granted access to the crowd -- to the site. russian media published an interview with the syrian president bashar al-assad, who claims that rebels, not government troops, are behind the attracts. but the u.s. and its allies say they have intelligence that leaves little doubt that the regime use deadly gas in the last week. >> there will be a proportionate response and we will act with determination. we must stay calm and assess the association -- the situation. >> but russia is warning against armed intervention. >> if anyone thinks destroying the syrian's military infrastructure will make things better, they are mistaken. even if that were to happen, the civil war will continue. >> five days after the attacks, western officials have expressed concern that much of the evidence may
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
with these attacks, if there was not a use of chemical weapons here, there is no reason they wouldn't let the un team on the ground, available, happy to investigate in to do just that. >> she said the secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with secretary general moon and with french foreign minster. syrian opposition leaders claim that government forces fired rocks loaded with chemical weapons in i suburb of damascus. they demanded the allegations and say the claims are absolutely baseless. the authorities in egypt have released former president mubarak from prison, but he is not free. they went to the military hospital and put him under house arrest. they are believed to be carrying mubarak left the jail in cairo and flees to the hospital. he is 85 and spent the last two years behind bars. a court ruled he could no longer legally be held. he faces charges of is you pressing anti-government rallies and ordering the release of demonstrators. that led to his removal after 30 years in power. mubarak is charged with receiving jewelry and other gifts from state-owned med
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Aug 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. could climate change be making us more violent? ray suarez dives into the details of a new study. >> brown: and a powerful drama based on the true story of one man's last day, before being fatally shot on an oakland subway. we sit down with the director of "fruitvale station". >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: president obama has called off next month's planned meeting with russian president putin. that announcement today underscored the damage done by the dispute over edward snowden. for the record, the statement-- posted on the white house website-- said u.s. officials could not justify a meeting of the p
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Aug 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
the thrills and chills of hollywood scaring us down to our popcorn, yet always with a happy ending. meanwhile, back here in the real world, where we actually live, the best film of the summer isn't an epic tale of horror or adventure but an eye-opening, heart-moving and mind-expanding reminder that millions of people in this richest country in the world, working men and women and their children, don't have enough to eat. the film's called "a place at the table," and it's one of the best documentaries i've seen in years. almost 50 million americans -- that's one in six -- receive food stamps. and yet recently, the house of representatives wrestled over a farm bill because members of congress continued to fight over how many billions to slash from the food stamp program. in the end, they got the farm bill through by stripping food stamps out of it completely, to be voted on some other day. but once again, we heard all the cliches about freeloaders who are undeserving of government help, playing the system and living large at the expense of taxpayers. this movie, "a place at the table
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. president barack obama said officials concluded that syrian forces used chemical weapons on civilians. in an interview he said they looked at the evidence and determined the syrian government is responsible, but he has not decided whether to order a military strike. >> we do not believe given the systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out the attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government in fact carries out and if that's so, there needs to be international consequences. >> obama said world leaders have to make sure when they break norms on chemical weapons they are held accountable. he be backed up leaders who said last week forces attacked their neighborhoods and hundreds were killed. they are ready to launch strikes if president obama orders an attack. the program warned them not to. he told them and allies that syria would be their grave yard. the world remembers how the west started the war on iraq years ago and said they possessed weapons and guided opinion in the wrong direction. residents of damascus are prepared for the worst and stockin
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Aug 31, 2013 11:30am PDT
have the luxury, my mother is moving in with us, my mother who is an older woman will be helping us take care of our child. child care is very -- so many different factors that made it very difficult for women in the workforce overall. >> that's the most important issue that this is the quality of life issue. and the fact some women and men want to have a life. we are in a workforce now where people are really in a stripped down situation, they're being pushed very, very hard they're being told you're lucky if you have a job. and we have not solved this problem of women moving in to the workforce in massive numbers not just providing free care at home so that men can have career. that's not the case any more. but our society has not caught up. it's not just -- it would be nice to stay home take care of my kids it's that as you say child compare is incredibly expensive. we don't have a public structure that allows for people to have things like paid time off and half of women can't even take a day off to take care of a sick child in this country. we have a very brutal economy -- >> b
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Aug 13, 2013 6:30pm PDT
us. coming up in the show -- >> israel releases the first group of palestinian prisoners ahead of he's talks starting tomorrow. >> germany's much vaunted railway system rides to a standstill. >> a chinese businessman gets cold "share us the papers or tear your pen heist -- penthouse paradise down." we begin in the middle east where israel has begun releasing 26 palestinian prisoners. they are the first group of more than 100 being freed as part of a deal ahead of peace talks due to begin on wednesday. >> earlier, the israeli high court rejected a last-minute appeal against the release of the prisoners. it was launched by relatives of some of the victims. for relatives of the prisoners themselves, it is reason to rejoice. >> this house has been decorated by -- for a homecoming. jamil is being released after 21 years in an israeli jail. >> i'm very happy. thank odd. i'm happy my father is coming back after 21 years. when he got arrested, i did not know him. i never saw him outside prison at all. >> israel is divided about the decision by the supreme court. protesters at this demonst
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Aug 14, 2013 6:30pm PDT
standoff appears far from over. >> they are firing at us with live ammunition. the army is firing at us. you hear those shots? >> security forces began clearing protest camps at dawn. one in eastern cairo and the other in the west of the city. they told demonstrators to leave the camps before hand, but most refuse to go. then security forces moved in, backed by armored cars and old users. police initially fired tear gas and rubber.... demonstrators responded with stones and models. the situation escalated. there are many dead and wounded. the european union is exercising all sides to -- is advising all sides to exercise maximum restraint. >> we appeal to all factions to return to dialogue immediately, to enter into negotiations, and sees violence -- and cease violence. order must be returned to egypt immediately. >> both sides are blaming each other for the violence. the egyptian interior ministry says the demonstrators opened fire first. the police responded. but the muslim brotherhood is calling it a massacre. >> let's go to cairo for more, to our correspondent. bring us up-to-d
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Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
forces of using poison gas today in a deadly attack near the capital, damascus. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the "newshour" tonight, the alleged attack comes as u.n. investigators look into previous reports of chemical-weapons. we explore how the use of poison gas could be confirmed. >> ifill: then, army private bradley manning gets thirty-five years in prison for releasing classified information to wikileaks. we wrap up today's developments in his court martial. >> suarez: a new report says the national security agency can access a large swath of all u.s. internet traffic, including the content of emails. margaret warner digs into the details. >> ifill: and we continue our look back at the march on washington 50 years on. tonight, reflections from one of its organizers, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton. >> it was startling to see so many people come. and i remember standing at the lincoln memorial, looking out. look, looking out was what was the sight for me, because i could not see the last person. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshou
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Aug 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
concern about the situation in syria in his first extended remarks about the possible use of poison gas by the syrian government. his comments came as the humanitarian crisis there hit what the u.n. called a shameful milestone. and a warning, some viewers may find images in this story disturbing. the president said today that wednesday's alleged chemical attack outside damascus, which killed between 500 to more than a thousand men, women and children, was quote, "a big event of grave concern." >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has, both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. >> warner: but in an interview with cnn, mr. obama also sounded notes of caution about the u.s. taking immediate military action against the syrian regime. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we
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Aug 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
, "capitalism hits the fan." tell us why you say capitalism has hit the fan. >> well, the classic defense of capitalism as a system from much of its history has been, okay, it has this or that flaw. but it quote, unquote, "delivers the goods.'" >> yeah, for most everybody. >> right. >> that was the argument. >> and so, you may not get the most, but it'll trickle down to you, all the different ways. >> the yachts will rise. >> that's right. the ocean will lift all the boats. the reality is that for at least 30 years now, that isn't true. for the majority of people, capitalism is not delivering the goods. it is delivering, arguably, the bads. and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit, is in fact facing harder and harder times. and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say, "it's a systemic problem." >> so, we put together some recent headlines. the merger of american and u.s. air, giving us only four major airlines and less comp
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Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
you say, "what's the use?" >> moyers: we saw their work lives upended by the powerful economic and political forces that were altering the american landscape. >> here's my paycheck. $9,646.89. that's poverty. >> moyers: and as america ushered in a new gilded age, in milwaukee, as in the rest of the country, working people found themselves left behind, barely staying even at best. so now, 22 years in the making, the intimate and revealing story of two american families. frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support ffrontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. (choir singing) >> tony and i have known each other since we were probably
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Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in a statement. joining us on the phone from cairo is michael hanna, he is a senior fellow at the century foundation. from washington, steven cook, a senior fellow for middle eastern studies at the council on foreign relations. and here in new york, frank wisner. he is a former u.s. ambassador to egypt and served as president obama's envoy to the country in 2011. let me begin with michael hanna. tell me what's going on on the ground as we speak which is late in the evening in egypt. >> at this point a curfew is setting in, a state of emergency has been declared and it's obviously been a very chaotic and bloody day, many disturbing images emerging that all emerge from the decision to disperse the protests of the pro-morsi camps in two locations in cairo. that disperseal has been undertaken by force and has produced a high number of casualties. as of yet that number is not precisely fixed but it's a number that i think is going to shock a lot of people whenever it is fixed. >> rose: can you give a sense of what shocking people means? >> well, i think it's going to be over a hundred
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
the challenge they face? and then how can they use their resources to address that challenge? >> bill moyers: and -- >> rachel laforest: small victories aggregate to this larger sort of beating heart and people feeling deeply inspired by each other. but it takes work. >> madeline janis: everybody deserves a good job and a decent life. and that our government, our democracy has the tools to ensure that. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peacef
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Aug 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> hello and welcome to "the journal." >> thank you for joining us. coming up in the show -- >> a promise from the nsa -- germany's top intelligence minister says the u.s. has offered adeal great >> could israel a someone's doom peace talks before they begin? >> and the row between britain and spain over gibraltar is heating up. london is sending out warships area -- warships. >> aagreement between the u.s. and germany -- it could be the latest result of edward snowden's revelations about mass surveillance by the nsa. >> today, the man who oversees intelligence in angela merkel's government says washington offered this deal to try to allay german peoples fears that their text and phone calls are being spied spied on by foreign agency. he appeared for the second time in front of a lawmakers committee. >> it has been dominating the headlines just six weeks before national elections in germany. now the government is hoping this new pledge will neutralize the issue. >> the government's chief of staff was grilled for six hours on the nation -- on the nature of german collaborators with
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Aug 15, 2013 4:30pm PDT
buying the brand and more basic staples one and using savings to buy something else. >> reporter: while this round of retail earnings reflects a consumer feeling the pinch from higher payroll taxes, number of economists believe consumers have begun to get over it and think spending has begun to pick up. retailers certainly hope that's true, after all, christmas is just 131 days away. for "nightly business report," i'm courtney regan. >>> well, shares of the nation's biggest home builders bucked the market slide today. some of the best known builders, dr horton, lennar and kb homes spiked 5% higher on a jump in builder sentiment and drop in foreclosures in july. that's today. those same stocks are currently in bare market territory, off 20% or more from their peaks. now with mortgage rates keeping higher, consumers turning cautious there is concern the home builder stocks which had been on fire even before the housing recovery really took root may have been over bought. diana olick has the story. >> reporter: the nation's home builders are feeling good about their business, but yo
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Aug 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
merrow looks at teachers and students adjusting to "the common core." >> with mathematics, it used to be this is how you do it, here are your steps, if you don't do it that way, you're wrong. now the common core says do it any way you want, just be able to do it and justify your answer. >> woodruff: and luck strikes 16 maintenance workers in new jersey. we hear from the group who recently won a big lottery jackpot. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the u.s. department of justice moved today to block the latest and largest merger in the airline world. it means the deal joining a
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Aug 1, 2013 9:00pm PDT
, and my mother would never let me work in the fields. you cannot close your eyes and your ears to us any longer. >> bergman: dolores huerta was one of the founders of the united farm workers, with cesar chavez. >> harassment was part of the job, so to speak. women are looked at as sex objects when they are out there in the field. sexual harassment is an epidemic in the fields, and it again goes back to the vulnerability that farm worker women have. they work in isolated places, many of them don't speak english, a lot of them don't even know the laws. they don't even know that they can report sexual harassment and that the employer can be responsible for that. and so they feel helpless. >> bergman: until 1995, there was no government agency that made the plight of female farm ers a iority. then, bill tamayo went to work in san francisco for the equal employment opportunity commission: the eeoc. >> i met with the advocates for farm workers, and i said, "what are the main issues that you see we should address?" and they nearly all said the same thing. it was sexual harassment in the fie
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Aug 13, 2013 11:00pm PDT
had ideas are fundamentally correct, not all of them, but the big ideas. he's left us with the best-looking stores we've had in many, many years. >> rose: he changed the look of the store. >> the look of the store, the shopping experience i think is a better experience, there are new brands that have come in. i think the most negative change he made in the short-term, which i think is right in the long-term, he took away the coupons ancoupons and discounti. >> rose: basically making argument we'll give you good value all the time and don't be fooled by all the sales talk that exists in so many stores. >> interestingly, people seem to be happier buying something at 50% off for $50 as opposed to having it marked at $40, and there being no discount, which is sort of an interesting psychological phenomenon. >> rose: the second thing, so he's fired and you replaced him, he is replaced by-- >> i don't control j.c. penny. i'm a large shareholder. >> rose: gl you're the largest stockholder. 17% of the company. >> that's right, but it doesn't give me the right to control the company. i'm one
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Aug 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
procedures. this will affect us all. >> but on the streets, some found it welcome news. there's a great achievement. i was so happy. he is a nasty individual, an enemy. horrid. >> the d.a. is just one of many muslim brotherhood officials who have been detained since the government moved against two pro morrissey encampments on wednesday. near apply a thousand people are said to have died that day and assistance then. the muslim brotherhood plateses the death toll near 1400. the turmoil has prompted egypt's international partners, including the united states and the european union to reexamine their aid to cairo. the united states, which give u egypt $1.3 billion a year in military assistance has delayed delivery of four f-16 fighter expwrets proved out of the bright star joint military exercises in egypt set for september. but gulf allies, saudi arabia, kuwait, and the uniteddarian emirates have stepped in with some $12 billion in monetary and fuel aid to egypt since morrissey was deposed on july 3. monday the saudi foreign minister promised to fill any financial gaps left by oth
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's tuesday, august 13th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> managers of the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant say ten of their workers have been exposed to radiation above the safety limit. they say a machine spraying cooling mists was likely to blame. the workers took radiation checks before leaving the plant compound monday. the readings were five times the safety limit set by tokyo electric power company. it was concentrated around the worker's faces. utility officials say the workers are showing no unusual symptoms. the officials believe the workers were sprayed while waiting for a busier the plant's control room. they say a machine was spraying mist to help prevent heat stroke among the workers. the machine drew water from a dam about ten kilometers way from the plant. the same water is used for toilets and other facilities. tepco managers are also trying to deal with contaminated ground water that's seeping into the sea. they outlined a short term plan to try to trap the radiation. governmen
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Aug 16, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> you are watching me "journal" on dw. >> thanks for joining us. coming up in the show, protesters defy the curfew in egypt. dozens are dead after another day of violence across the country. >> workers from the americana mine in south africa remember the victims and the 34 miners shot dead a year ago. >> ecuador gives exploration the go ahead and part of the amazon rain forest. we explain why. >> we start in egypt where another day of road tests has been marred by bloodshed. security officials say at least 60 people died in clashes nationwide. >> the violence erupted after thousands of people took to the streets and a so-called day of rage called by the muslim brotherhood to protest the hundreds killed in a police crackdown earlier in the week. >> confrontations continued earlier into the evening as supporters of ousted mohamed morsi defied curfew. islamist groups have called in and to friday's rally. >> the eu is considering measures in response to the violence, and concerns are growing that the unrest could escalate into an all-out armed confrontation. >> in a show of defiance, t
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Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm PDT
is calling for an urgent investigation into the use of anti-terror powers by security officials. the case of david miranda has stoked the flames further. he is the partner of the journalist at "the guardian" who published edward snowden's revelations about the u.s. and spying. miranda was detained for nine hours and then released without charge, but his mobile phone, laptop, and memory sticks were all confiscated. >> it was not one question about terrorism. not one. they asked me about my role in this nsa document story. >> david miranda is now taking legal action over the incident. >> meanwhile, the man behind the biggest leak of classified documents in u.s. history is to learn his fate. a military judge in maryland has begun deliberating was sentenced to give bradley manning. >> he could be jailed for up to 90 years after being convicted last month on 20 offenses including espionage and stealing protected information. he passed hundreds of thousands of military and automatic documents onto the whistleblowing platform wikileaks, including information on possible war crimes in iraq.
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
people will use puck leer weapons again. >> hiroshima, nagasaki, the atomic bombings killed thousands in an instant and left survivors suffering in the ruins. "newsline" is looking back on what happened and what's happened since. don't miss our special coverage, war to peace through thursday, august 15th. >> residents of okinawa in southernia pan are feeling familiar concerns about the long time neighbor, the u.s. military. they are worried after a helicopter crashed. some crew members sustained injuries. the aircraft went down on monday afternoon within the perimeter of camp hanson. the bases in the nowhere part of the main island. officials confirmed the helicopter crashed in an exercise and at least four crew members were on board. municipal authorities tried to enter the base it inspect the crash site and mill pear personnel refused to let them in. it involved an air force h 860. the helicopter is used in rescue operations. >> translator: this accident is an extremely regrettable matter. we asked authorities to disclose information quickly and to investigate the cause of the crash an
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
africa. nhk world's mitsuko nishikawa takes us there. >> reporter: the display is part of a disaster benefit art show by japanese personalities. the items related to the former south african president are a highlight. this is a copy of a note mandela wrote during his imprisonment. he was arrested many times for his anti-apartheid activities. he made headlines at his trial in 1964 when, instead of testifying, he made a speech from the dock. he said he would risk his life to realize a democratic and nonracial society. >> translator: it's an ideal for which i have lived. it is an ideal for which i still hope to live and see realized. but if it needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. >> reporter: another piece is a copy of a memo mandela wrote after his release from prison. viewers can sense the sort of man who made the effort to remember everything that was happening to him. the notes count his age when he was arrested and when he was released over his long years of imprisonment. >> translator: it would be hard for me to describe mandela, but i can see he lives for a hi
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
people are going to die because of us? >> no! >>what are you going to do to stop me? >> say my name. >> eisenberg. >> you're damn right. >> rose: joining me now vince gilligan and three of the show's stars and emmy nominees, aaron paul, anna gunn and the man who plays walter white himself, brooi wran cranston. i'm very pleased to have him at this table. welcome. great to have you here. >> thank you very much. this is something. >> indeed. >> rose: take me back to when you first had the idea for this. >> i was coming off of seven years writing for the t.v. show "the x-files" and that was a wonderful job. that was a close second as far as great jobs go to "breaking bad." i think this one has to take the cake. but i was talking to a good buddy of mine who i had gone to n.y.u. film school with and he and i had written together on "the x-files" and we were bow be moaning the fact that we couldn't get another great t.v. job. >> rose: life was over. >> life was over. and we talked about being greeters at wal-mart because maybe we could be good at that. and he add read an article in the "ne
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
german. >> rose: your father taught romance languages. >> he taught romance languages and used to correct my opinions grammatically, he really, really did. >> rose: i bet you loved that. >> oh. the court of appeals opinions always used to end for the for going reason it is hereby ordered that the judgment below is affirmed, and he used to mark them up. iyou don't order it is affirmed you order that it be affirmed. i was the only judge on the court that, who had that ending so, yes, i have an apologies with my father. so i have that background. i had eight years of latin, i guess seven years of greek, so i have dealt with text a lot. >> rose: when you look at the justices on this court, who do you admire the most? >> i will tell you -- >> that i like a lot. i like one of the bread essors in my seat on the court, robert jackson. >> rose: in you go. >> who was fdr -- >> rose: a prosecutor nuremberg. >> that's right. and also former attorney general. >> rose: what did you like about him? >> i liked about him that he was usually on the right side of the case, which meant he was usually
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Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, enjoy it. i used to -- charlie, many times i'd come down near the end of a tournament and i'd get to the 14th or 15th hole and i'd be maybe ahead or even or something and i'd just stop and i'd go (sighs) take a couple of big breaths and look around and i see the people and i say "man, is this not fun?" >> rose: (laughs) >> is this why i'm here? and it would energize me to go finish the tournament. i mean, to me, that's why i was there. i mean, to me, to finish at noon on sunday and finish 30th is something i have no desire to do. >> rose: right. >> but to come down thetre sch of a golf tournament and have a chance to win that golf tournament and be there to enjoy and have fun with those people and yourself and the competition with your fellow competitor, that's why we play the silly game. that's why we love it. >> rose: palmer, nicklaus and player, next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> that's a four-iron and jack's got a much better shot. and jack is going to take advantage of it. that ball is going straight f
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Aug 29, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the use of chemical weapons in syria demanded a strong response. he said britain would exhaust all the options but warned that his government was not prepared to insist on unanimous support. >> you could have a situation in a country where it's country was literally annihilating people in the country, but because of one veto on the security council you would be hampered from taking any action. >> the opposition labor party is expected to vote against the government motion, which asks parliament to approve military action in principle. a second vote still be necessary to authorize a tax. that will not be before united nations inspectors in serial finish their work. on saturday, they are to leave the country and report on their findings. in paris, the french president met with representatives from syria's opposition, who are calling for quick intervention. the law says military operation had to be the last resort. >> everything must be done for a political solution, but it will only happen if the coalition is able to appear as an alternative with the necessary force, notably from its
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Aug 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
quote practical limitations on what we can do and we must trust the government to report to us these violation because we can't independently, with our resources, ferret that out. >> warner: and why can't the court fer theatout, verifying the information independently? >> well, there are the obvious issues of resources. i mean, this is a court with a number of judges who all have plenty of busy dunkin' donutses
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